The email started innocent enough. The question from the CEO asked if the employee had a moment to “get a task done.” The sender asked the reader to purchase eight eBay gift cards valued at $200 each for a total of $1,600. The employee was then asked to scratch off the silver lining and send a photo of the codes immediately.
The employee was new at the company and complied with the request, which, unfortunately, was from a scammer. The cards were purchased before the employee realized it was a scam; fortunately, the codes were never sent to the spammer.Continue reading